CELTIC have been left in the dark over Dedryck Boyata’s reported move to Herthe Berlin.

The Belgian World Cup defender is poised to quit the champions at the end of his contract in the summer.

Boyata’s representatives are permitted by transfer rules to discuss any potential move for their client without the need to inform the Hoops.

Sources in Germany at the weekend insisted the mid-table Bundesliga outfit have already agreed terms with the 28-year-old centre-half who arrived at Parkhead four years ago in a £1.2million switch from Manchester City.

Interim boss Neil Lennon remarked after the goalless draw against Livingston, the player could yet remain with the title kings, as CQN reported.

Boyata limped off in the 2-1 win over Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox outfit nine days ago with a suspected ruptured hamstring and the Irishman admitted the classy stopper may have played his last league game for the champions.

But Lennon had had a u-turn in his thinking and admitted the Hoops have not yet given up hope of extending Boyata’s stay beyond the summer.

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